Manchester United players were on topnotch form against Watford on Saturday as they were able to defeat their stubborn opponent 2-1, thanks to Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku’s brilliant goals.

In his weekly team of the week formation, BBC’s Garth Crook has named three United players in his starting eleven base on their individual performances against the Hornets.

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David De Gea

You might want to argue on this but before you do that, check his last-minute, point-blank save time deny Watford of getting a point from the game.

Many goalies would have easily let the ball in but the Spaniard was able to thwart the shot out for a corner which subsequently resulted into goal kick.

Chris Smalling

The defender made Crooks team of the week due to his calmness and his well-timed kick that flew pass helpless Gomez into the far corner.

The England international was criticised by fans for his uninspiring displays throughout last season, however, the centre-back proves to everyone he could be trusted with the responsibility of marshalling the defence this season.

Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgian completes the list as he, once again, provided a strong shield for the back four during the encounter. His towering height was perfectly utilized in winning aerial duels.


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